Officer of the Year

The Honor Legion of the Police Departments of the State of New Jersey
“Outstanding Police Officer of the Year Award”

The “Outstanding Police Officer of the Year” award was established to recognize officers who have been involved in an incident that demonstrated an act of gallantry and valor at imminent hazard to life with knowledge of the risk that was above and beyond the call of duty.

Consideration of an Officer or Officers for this award shall be based upon the level of participation as being key and instrumental to the successful resolution of the incident.

If anyone wishes to nominate an officer or officers who performed an outstanding and heroic act above and beyond the call of duty, please contact Chairman Jim McGuire at 973/278-7225 Ext. 7, as soon as possible (PLEASE LEAVE YOUR HOME NUMBER). You may also E-mail him at (PLEASE LEAVE YOUR HOME NUMBER) in the e-mail. All reports and/or supporting data must be submitted by March 1st of the calendar year. Only incidents that occurred the prior calendar year will be considered. (For example, incidents that occurred between January 1, 2004 and December 31, 2004, will be considered March 1, 2005. Incidents that occurred in 2005 will be considered March 1, 2006)

Officer/Officers who are recipients of this award and not a member of the NJHL will also be given a complimentary membership for that year in recognition of their achievement.

Outstanding Police Officer of the Year Award Recipients